Daily Opinion: My Election Day Vote Is “Meh”

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Today is Election Day and despite politicians dumping heaps of money into campaigns, it seems Americans are apathetic.

vote or die

Sorry, Diddy. I guess a lot of people are going to die this year. Is that what Ebola is all about?

Also, doesn’t Paris Hilton hate Black people? Photoshop FTW.

Anyway, there’s a bunch of hullabaloo about Republicans potentially having the most Senate seats and whether or not they’ll still obstruct Obama’s initiatives. Unfortunately, not many people care and I can’t say I’m surprised. Hell, my girlfriend had to convince me to give a damn. A lot of it really just sounds like children bickering, only the bickering never ends. At least that’s what it feels like to me. Because, y’know, we can’t seem to even address some of the base issues we have domestically.

Like unevenly distributed wages.

Or Paris Hilton.

Sure, I’m kidding about that last one, but it certainly feels as if a good amount of faith has been lost in our government. I can’t say I ever had any. Maybe back when I was a kid and every PSA on television tried to convince me if I worked hard maybe I could be president one day. Remember that load of BS? I sure do.

I also remember Obama’s “Yes We Can” slogan.

Too obvious? Okay, how about something a little more recent like Michael Grimm illegally asking for donations to fund commercials for his campaign for Congress. I read about that just last week. Or how about the fact that at least six CURRENT members of the Senate have been investigated for misconduct for the last three years with little to no repercussions?

What the H-E-double hockey sticks? THESE are the people running this country? It’s no freaking wonder Americans are jaded.

So let’s rock the boat instead of the vote. Sure, we should make our voices heard, but we, the masses, should also discuss how we can solve some of our domestic problems ourselves. It’s not impossible; we just need to start the conversation (many people are already doing it).

In the meantime, I’m going to start at the community level. Every movement needs to start somewhere, right?

Previously: The Slow Death of McDonald’s (Hopefully)

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